Fight weeds and increase forage: Using oats as a companion crop in establishing alfalfa
AuthorsW. Thomas Lanini
Steve B. Orloff
Ronald N. Vargas
Jack P. Orr
Authors AffiliationsW. T. Lanini is Cooperative Extension Weed Ecologist, Department of Botany, UC Davis; S. B. Orloffis Farm Advisor, Los Angeles and San Bemardino counties; R. N. Vargas is Farm Advisor, Madera County; J. P. Orr is Cooperative Extension County Director and Farm Advisor, Sacramento County.
Hilgardia 46(4):25-27. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p25. July 1992.
During alfalfa stand establishment, an oat companion crop helps fight weeds and can increase first-cutting forage yield, experiments indicate. No long-term negative impacts on alfalfa production were observed.
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